Salish Lodge & Spa
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... is somewhat of a big deal for me because I am a fairly productive person who finds it hard to get through one 2-hour movie as I have the urge to get a chore done. I hate wasting time. But in this case, and as the country song goes, it's been time well wasted. I hadn't seen 2 out of the 3 new(ish) Batman movies and Kristin and I are constantly talking about having movie days together anyway. So all day yesterday and all day today, ...
... but to no avail.
Some call it Art. Some call it Disgusting. Whatever draws tourists is Good, I suppose. Moving beyond the Gum Wall we took the steps up to Pikes Public Market. The classic market was winding down for the day – the fish hawkers were hosing down the walk, packing the remaining unsold fish in more ice, drinking beer and having a smoke. I love markets like this and tomorrow we will spend some quality time here while it is ...
... the floor, after careening onto Marlene’s dress in the process. You just can’t take him out to fancy places! In the process he also lost a button on his sport’s jacket, not sure how that happened.
We had a delightful dinner, and then went to the theater to see the first cruise show called ...
... Downtown Seattle with it modest skyscrapers and stunning Space Needle. The waterfront is alive with restaurants and boats and many cruise ships put in here before heading off to Alaska. We had an early dinner at Ivar's Acres of Clams on Pier 54 of Seattle's waterfront. The meal was excellent ...
... I didn’t actually buy it, I found one that was specifically designed for use on motorcycles: water proof, shock resistant, big buttons, canted display. Wayne waited patiently until I was through before explaining that he was the guy behind the detector I was describing.
My riding buddy and I spent the next hour listening with rapt attention as Wayne described ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Lodging is worth the price. We purchased the deal from Costco. It included one nights stay, a couples massage and full breakfast for two (4 course, no less). The room was ever so comfortable! They provide wood and fire logs and even offer to start the fire for you. The bathroom is nicely appointed with a jacuzzi tub for two. The breakfast was really good, also! The environment was very soothing
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I stayed at the Salish with my husband and 12 year old on our first trip to the Northwest. It was over budget, but I was seduced by the web site, good reviews, and the view of the waterfall. Why does no one mention that the hotel rooms, except for six rooms, overlook a truly ugly power plant or that the dam has constuction work going on? The staff was nice enough to show me other rooms that had trees blocking the view but it wasn't worth the effort with no reduction in rate from our 'River view" room. The restaraunts are so expensive it's nuts. In the "Attic Room" the soup of the day is 9, with a hamburger at 16 or 19. Always, there was one server present. The spa is limited. There are 2 facials, 2 massages, and 1 wrap. The theme of silence is a little much. All in all if I knew then what I know now I would have passed.
AVOID ROOM 312! I tend to agree about the nonresponsive staff. I booked a room well in advance and was assured every room had a two person jacuzzi tub. It was a special occasion for me and my loved one (Birthday AND Anniversery). Room 312 is a handicapp room with no tub, just a huge shower with a handicapp chair!
How to keep the sheets on the bed?
Yes, The Salish location is very nice and having stayed there before we went for an anniversary weekend. The service was so bad and the management so unresponsive we came home two days early. We don't mind spending the money, but when we do we do expect the sheets to stay on the bed. After a night of howling wind, tossing and turning and complaining by my husband I discovered that low and behold the bottom sheet really would not stay on the bed.
The dinner was extremely overpriced and the wait staff terrible. If you really want to spend this kind of money look for a 4 star hotel that can truly provide 4 star service. I believe in voting with my pocket book and we will never go back.
This is a perfect example of an overrated hotel with a non-responsive staff. I wrote not one, but two letters to the management to make them aware of deficiencies in cleanliness and maintenance. Neither one was responded to. The restaurant on the premises served us a meal that had 2 of the 4 of us not finishing our meal. We would have told our server about the problem if she was anywhere to be found but that was not the case. I agree with one reviewer who mentioned that the staff was inexperienced and did not even try to accomodate any requests. I'm glad I can have this forum to express my displeasure since my complaints directly to the owners did not make a difference. Don't go and spend your dollars there because there are other more worthy places. Stop by, enjoy the view and leave.
After a hot and stressful wedding in Austin, I was SO pleased with my honeymoon at the Salish Lodge.
Very nice hotel and spa
We stayed at the Salish for one night. We had the spa package which came with two spa treatments and the Country Breakfast (yumm!) The room was very nice. We also loved the "pillow menu" where you can choose from 5 or 6 different pillows. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The Aveda toiletries were a very nice touch. The spa is wonderful but the showers in the locker room are terrible. Tepid water dribbled out. Just a minor complaint for a wonderful hotel.
Having enjoyed some wonderul meals in the dining room, my husband and I decided to stay overnight at the lodge. We signed up for the "do not disturb" package which includes credits for room service, mini bar and free breakfast in the dining room. We also booked services at the spa.Our room was nicely appointed, with a view of the power plant peaking through the trees and greenery. The room for two jacuzzi really did have room for two and opening the window wall to view the fireplace was very nice. The shower is also inside the jacuzzi tub, equipped with a horrid shower head. The shower itself did leave something to be desired. My husband commented that he felt well exfoliated afterwards.The room service menu was varied, I always find room service a bit overpriced and this wasn't any different. We ordered the duck confit and sea scallops, both excellent. We also enjoyed desert of apple tartin and eclairs with hot chocolate, nice touch in that room service had us call them when we were ready for desert so it didn't get cold, warm while we enjoyed our dinner.Our treatments at the spa, essential massage & foot refresher, were delivered by competent professionals. The spa itself is very relaxing with a great ambience, afterwards we had the sauna/steam/therapy pool area to ourselves. Glad we brought our swimsuits.Breakfast the next day was also very good, the country breakfast was just to much food for us. The omelette and eggs benedict were good and the service was fine. We never felt unattended to.Overall we enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it to our friends.
I eperienced neither car break-in or $65 breakfast or bad service, as other reviewers have mentioned. My girlfriend and I experienced a very pleasant staff, fantastic rooms, a great view of the falls and one of the best dinners we have every had (and we've eaten at many of the US's best restaurants). The Salish exteior was featured heavily in the Twin Peaks TV show as the Great Northern Lodge, and that (being the nerds that we are) was our original draw in coming here. However that quickly faded as we expeienced the fantastic bed and bath and as I said, a fantastic dinner experience. Not inexpensive, but overall a very good value. Only 30 minutes from Seattle, but you will feel worlds away tucked into the forest. And hey, the RR(Twede's now) Diner (Home of Twin Peak's cherry pie) is still close by for some pie and a "damn fine cup of joe".
A third floor room with a balcony. The view was a disappointment, but the feahter bed, wonderful pillows, in room jacuzzi, mineral soaking baths and massage were great. The "world famous" $65 breakfast was much ado about nothing. You are nickel and dimed here. $600.00 for two for a night.....won't bother again....
Beware of Car Break-ins at Salish Lodge/Snoqualmie Falls
We were visiting Snoqualmie Falls two weeks ago and our rental car was broken into while parked in the Salish Lodge/Snoqualmie Falls parking lot. I had a bag stolen, containing credit cards, some cash and, more importantly, ID. According to the Snoqualmie Police Department, car break-ins occur there at least once a month. This is a private property, so the Police Department does not have jurisdiction. Salish Lodge refuses to secure the parking lots, have their security patrol the parking lots, or even post signs that this is occurring. Beware!
You may be a victim! The place may look upscale and safe, but there are criminals lurking in the bushes waiting to break into your cars!